This means you cannot claim for a food supplement to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease, such as anemia.
You can, however, treat iron deficiency, which affects many millions of people. In fact, in many countries, it is a huge problem.
Low iron counts are one of the most common conditions worldwide. Globally, anaemia affects 1.62 billion people,which corresponds to 24.8 % of the population. The highest prevalence is in preschool-age children (47.4 %,),and the lowest prevalence is in men (12.7 %). However, the population group with the greatest number of individuals affected is non-pregnant women (468.4 million). (WHO).
As well as affecting a large number of children and women in developing countries, it is the only nutrient deficiency which is also significantly prevalent in industrialized countries.
Untreated iron deficiency can lead to iron deficiency anemia— a common type of anemia.